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The Art of Huguín


Esta pagina en Español./This page in Spanish.

Huguín is the pseudonym of my brother-in-law Hugo García León, a gifted self-taught painter originally from the town of Ocosingo, near the Lacandon rainforest, in Chiapas, Mexico. In 1991 at the age of 16, he won third place in a national painting contest for young people judged by the renowned Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo and sponsored by the National Bank of Mexico (Banamex).

Huguín beside one of his prize-winning paintings.

Although Huguín has not been able to devote himself fully to art since his early first triumph, he has done a number of beautiful oil paintings, a few of which appear in this site. His art has matured and is beginning to receive some of the recognition it deserves. Recently, he exhibited his work in the gallery El Jaguar Despertado in Villahermosa, Tabasco. He currently resides in Villahermosa.

Inspired by the landscape, myths and history of Maya Mexico, Huguín's art is fresh, simple, yet at the same time surprisingly sophisticated. The paintings blend modern European influences and the ancient Maya surety of line and boldness of color, as in the famous murals of Bonampak. Ranging from the meditative and enigmatic "Still Life With Various Fruits" to the glorious innocence of "The Maya of Palenque", Huguín's works will appeal to art lovers of diverse backgrounds.

Mural (detail) from Bonampak, Chiapas, Mexico.

I am proud to present these reproductions of Huguín's remarkable work. For more information, please email me at josephpe@excite.com

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The Reproductions

Still Life With Various Fruits (Oil on Canvas, 12 in x 15 in).

Maya Prince, Descendant of Pacal, Palenque (Oil on Canvas, 14 in x 18 in).

Cottage and Blue Lake (Oil on Canvas, 20 in x 29 in).

The Maya of Palenque (Oil on Canvas, 16 in x 22 in).

Woman Making Bread (Oil on Canvas, 18 in x 24 in).

The Houses in the Alleyway (Oil on Canvas, 16 in x 13 in).

Beautiful Forest (Oil on Canvas, 30 in x 38 in).

The Jungle (Oil on Canvas, 8 in x 11 in).



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© 2002 Joseph L. Pe. Created on 4 October 2002. Last modified on 4 December 2002.